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MIN JAN 14 1992 REGULAR SESSION CITY COUNCIL - CITY OF BEAUMONT HELD JANUARY 14, 1992 - 1:30 P.M. BE IT REMEMBERED that the City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in regular session this the 14th day of January, 1992, with the following present: HONORABLE: Evelyn M. Lord Mayor Lulu L. Smith Mayor Pro Tem Councilman, Ward I Andrew P. Cokinos Councilman At Large Brian R. Alter Councilman At Large Guy N. Goodson Councilman, Ward II Audwin Samuel Councilman, Ward III David W. Moore Councilman, Ward IV Ray A. Riley City Manager Tyrone Cooper Asst. City Attorney Rosemarie Chiappetta City Clerk -000- The Invocation was given by the Reverend Rayfield Walker, pastor of West Tabernacle Baptist Church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Samuel. -000- One Proclamation was issued: "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, " January 20, 1992 . -000- Councilman Cokinos requested that Item E on the Consent Agenda authorizing an agreement with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for providing purchasing services be pulled for separate consideration. Mayor Lord requested that Item C on the Consent Agenda authorizing a License to Encroach be separated for further clarification. The following Consent Agenda items were considered: Approval of the Minutes of the regular City Council session held January 7, 1992 ; and -12- January 14, 1992 Resolution No. 92-10 authorizing renewal of a contract to provide emergency medical services to Bevil Oaks with payment of $3 , 918. 00 during the two-year term of the agreement, in addition to user charges billed at the regular in-city rate, including a charge of $20. 00 for calls outside the city limits. The Consent Agenda was approved on a motion made by Councilman Samuel and seconded by Councilman Alter. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Mayor Lord opened discussion for Items C and E previously removed from the Consent Agenda, and asked if damage would be caused to underground utility pipes by permitting the License to Encroach requested in Item C. Public Works Director Tom Warner explained there would be no damage to utility pipes as a result of the License to Encroach. However, he said that in the future if repairs are encountered to any utilities in the easement, there could be damage to the pool or deck, but the City would not be liable for that damage. Owners accept liability as part of the request for encroachment. Councilman Cokinos questioned Consent Agenda Item E and asked for background information regarding the Houston-Galveston Area Council, types of purchases that may be obtained through their service, the administrative fee, and specifications. Mr. Riley explained that the Houston-Galveston Area Council is composed of governmental agencies formed to create a cooperative purchasing group enabling communities within the Houston-Galveston area to purchase products in volume at a lower rate. He said that items such as ambulances may be purchased at lower prices with a 3% administrative handling fee for actual items purchased, and that the City submits specifications for items purchased. -000- Resolution No. 92-11 authorizing a License to Encroach a swimming pool 3 . 9 feet by 11 feet, a concrete walk 8 feet by 14 feet, and a wooden deck 10 feet by 14 feet into a fifteen foot utility easement on property described as Lot 15, and the east two feet of Lot 16, Block 9, Dowlen West, Unit VI, to Virgil E. Doggette, owner of a residence at 6775 Knollwood, for a one-time fee of $500. 00 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Alter and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem. Smith. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-12 authorizing participation in an interlocal agreement with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for providing purchasing services at a savings to the City because of volume buying by the H-GAC was approved on a motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Smith and -13- January 14, 1992 seconded by Councilman Goodson. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Citizen comment was invited on the Main Agenda. No one wished to address these items. -000- Resolution No. 92-13 authorizing a three-year labor contract with the Beaumont Professional Firefighters Local 399, effective October 1, 1991 through September 30, 1994, (with a $113 per month wage increase for all members effective October 1, 1991; a 3% increase effective October 1, 1992 ; and a 3% increase effective October 11 1993 ; an additional pay step for Grade I firefighters: 1% for firefighters with seven or more years effective April 1, 1992 ; 2% for those with ten or more years effective April 1, 1993 ; and 2% for those with fifteen or more years effective April 11 1994; effective February 1, 19921 medical insurance for union members will convert to the standard City medical plan; effective March 1, 1992 retiree medical insurance will be provided under COBRA standards as established for civilian employees; dental insurance will be provided at a monthly cost of $20 per employee and $42 per family in 1992 ; $22 and $46 respectively in 1993 ; and $24 and $50 respectively in 1994 ; the City will contribute an additional 1/2% to the pension plan; and a program has been established whereby suppression fire personnel will be able to work eligible Kelly days at straight time up to 53 hours per work week) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Councilman Cokinos. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-14 authorizing execution of contracts with the Innovative Housing Development Corp. in the amount of $300, 000; Habitat for Humanities, $30, 000; L. L. Melton YMCA, $35, 000; Triangle AIDS Network, $15, 000; The Childrens' Center, $20, 000; Programs for Human Services, $10, 000; Some Other Place, $5, 000; and San Jacinto Girl Scouts, $2,500; for a total of $417,500. 00 for projects funded under the 1991 Community Block Grant Program was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: Mayor Lord Nayes: None Mayor Pro Tem Smith Councilman Cokinos Councilman Alter Councilman Goodson Councilman Samuel Abstained: Councilman Moore -14- January 14, 1992 Resolution No. 92-15 authorizing execution of contracts with the Northridge Manor Housing Complex in the amount of $235, 000; Beaumont Community Foundation, $100, 000; Housing Authority of Beaumont, $25, 000; Programs for Human Services, $18,500; Cardinal Day Care Center, $8, 000; and the Innovative Housing Development Corp. , $165,900; for a total of $552,400 for projects approved under the amended 1990 Community Development Block Grant Program was approved on a motion made by Councilman Moore and seconded by Councilman Samuel. Question: Ayes: Mayor Pro Tem Nayes: None Smith Councilman Cokinos Councilman Alter Councilman Goodson Councilman Samuel Councilman Moore Abstained: Mayor Lord -000- Ordinance No. 92-5 abandoning a 30 foot x 330 foot section of unnamed street right-of-way commonly known as Santa Fe Road, lying east of and adjacent to Lots 1 and 9, Block 44, Cartwright Addition, at the request of Mrs. Lillie M. Scourton, 2375 Corley Avenue, in order to erect a fence for security against trespassers was considered: ORDINANCE NO. 92-5 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE ABANDONING A 30 FOOT WIDE RIGHT-OF-WAY LYING ADJACENT TO LOTS 1 AND 9, BLOCK 441 CARTWRIGHT ADDITION, BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. Ordinance No. 92-5 was approved on a motion made by Councilman Samuel and seconded by Councilman Cokinos. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-16 authorizing a contract with BUILD, Inc. in the amount of $50, 000 to be matched with private donations to provide a comprehensive range of activities and projects directed at economic development, downtown revitalization, and participation in the Texas Historical Commission's Urban Main Street Program was approved on a motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Smith and seconded by Councilman Goodson. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- -15- January 14, 1992 Resolution No. 92-17 authorizing an amendment to the fixed base operator's facilities lease agreement with Beaumont Wings, Inc. (Glen Hatch) , to include maintenance of grounds and facilities at the Beaumont Municipal Airport with provision for cancellation was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Goodson. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Resolution No. 92-18 authorizing purchase of one (1) 1992 Wheeled Coach ambulance for use by the Emergency Medical Services through the Houston- Galveston Area Council Purchasing Program for a total cost of $65,407. 06 ($63,502. 00 plus a 3% administrative fee) was approved on a motion made by Councilman Cokinos and seconded by Councilman Alter. Question: Ayes: All Nayes: None -000- Mayor Lord announced an Executive Session will be conducted following Workshop Session in accordance with Section 2 (e) of the Texas Open Meetings Act to discuss pending or contemplated litigation: Linda Robbins vs. Stenson Terry et al. -000- Councilman Goodson commented that the program on Thursday evening for the Texas Energy Museum was well attended, expressed appreciation for Mayor Lord's participation, and said because of this meeting, more interest should be stimulated in community support for the Museum and said he hopes this will be the first of many such programs. Councilman Moore reported receiving calls about the distribution of recycling bins and was told they could be directed to Solid Waste Manager John LaBrie and his staff. Mayor Lord said she has received queries from citizens about the term, "use full weeks only" to define recycling collection dates and asked for clarification. Staff explained the intent is to mean the first week of the month with five working days beginning with a Monday. Mayor Lord asked that additional explanation be made to clarify collection dates. Also, Mayor Lord said there has been an incredibly positive and upbeat response relative to the crime meeting conducted. She thanked the citizenry for spontaneously volunteering to become involved in this effort. -000- Mr. Henry Dannenbaum, 1567 Wall Street, addressed Council in support of Neighborhood Watch programs and curfew regulations and complimented Mayor Lord for her leadership. -16- January 14, 1992 There being no other business, the Regular Session of City Council was adjourned to reconvene in Workshop Session. -000- I, Rosemarie Chiappetta, City Clerk of the City of Beaumont, Texas, certify that the above is a true copy of the Minutes of the Regular City Council Session held January 14, 1992. Rosemarie Chiappetta City Clerk -17- January 14, 1992